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Meteor nearly hits earth, creates awesome colour trail

Last posted Jun 29, 2011 at 02:32PM EDT. Added Jun 29, 2011 at 12:41AM EDT
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Yes, it’s another news-like thread from RussianFedora.

http://dvice.com/archives/2011/06/an-astroid-just.php

Apparently, a meteor nearly hit earth today. Nearly as in in the same area as our GPS satellites. Scientists calculated that it wouldn’t hit earth, but the meteor did come close enough to be notable. It passed earth this afternoon, and scientists got that snapshot above.

Jun 29, 2011 at 12:41AM EDT
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So that isn’t colour enhanced at all? That’s how it showed up in the sky? Pretty cool.

Jun 29, 2011 at 12:48AM EDT
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Discovery article says the streaks were caused by using combined RGB filters to take the image of meteor:

http://news.discovery.com/space/first-photos-of-incoming-asteroid-2011-md-110627.html

“I then wanted to try a color image using combined RGB filters,” Thompson continued. “Not surprisingly due to the very fast motion, around 200 arc seconds per minute, the asteroid shifted between color images being taken leaving me with a red streak, a green streak and a blue one! With this data its possible to calculate the asteroid’s speed.”

Jun 29, 2011 at 01:12AM EDT
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Brad wrote:

Discovery article says the streaks were caused by using combined RGB filters to take the image of meteor:

http://news.discovery.com/space/first-photos-of-incoming-asteroid-2011-md-110627.html

“I then wanted to try a color image using combined RGB filters,” Thompson continued. “Not surprisingly due to the very fast motion, around 200 arc seconds per minute, the asteroid shifted between color images being taken leaving me with a red streak, a green streak and a blue one! With this data its possible to calculate the asteroid’s speed.”

Aww that sucks :(.

Jun 29, 2011 at 01:25AM EDT
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Would have been cooler if it was a death star.

Jun 29, 2011 at 01:25AM EDT

Orbital friendship laser missed. Reloading.

Jun 29, 2011 at 02:38AM EDT

Wsxdas, The Last Kramabender wrote:

Orbital friendship laser missed. Reloading.

If Earth happened to be scanned be Equestria, who happened to be armed with the Orbital Friendship Cannon, they would zap it in a minute with all the war that is happening and has happened here.

Jun 29, 2011 at 02:46AM EDT
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Piano wrote:

If Earth happened to be scanned be Equestria, who happened to be armed with the Orbital Friendship Cannon, they would zap it in a minute with all the war that is happening and has happened here.

What’s that first part? Sorry, as I am unliterate.

Jun 29, 2011 at 02:58AM EDT

Wsxdas, The Last Kramabender wrote:

What’s that first part? Sorry, as I am unliterate.

If Earth was surveyed by Equestria, and Equestria was armed with an Orbital Friendship cannon, they would smoke us because of our wars, hate, famine, all that crap that’s going on.

Jun 29, 2011 at 03:01AM EDT
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Piano wrote:

If Earth was surveyed by Equestria, and Equestria was armed with an Orbital Friendship cannon, they would smoke us because of our wars, hate, famine, all that crap that’s going on.

Ah. Utmost apologies for the confusion. Though I believe they would chose the path of loving and tolerating.

Jun 29, 2011 at 03:09AM EDT

Wsxdas, The Last Kramabender wrote:

Ah. Utmost apologies for the confusion. Though I believe they would chose the path of loving and tolerating.

They can be vicious if they want to. Don’t underestimate them….

Jun 29, 2011 at 03:10AM EDT
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Wsxdas, The Last Kramabender wrote:

Ah. Utmost apologies for the confusion. Though I believe they would chose the path of loving and tolerating.

One word: Trollestia.
In other news, desu.

Jun 29, 2011 at 11:53AM EDT
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MDFification wrote:

One word: Trollestia.
In other news, desu.

Here is news reporter Suiseiseki with teh latest on this story.

Jun 29, 2011 at 12:14PM EDT
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I heard on the radio that the ISS almost had to be evacuated. And that’s no joke.

Jun 29, 2011 at 12:19PM EDT
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Dinner wrote:

I heard on the radio that the ISS almost had to be evacuated. And that’s no joke.

I heard on the radio that the USSR collapsed. And that’s no joke brah.

Jun 29, 2011 at 12:20PM EDT
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Suiseiseki     wrote:

I heard on the radio that dinosaurs never existed.

I heard on the radio that aliens were invading New Jersey, and they were shooting beams of fire out of their large metal casings.

LolOrsonWelles.
Jun 29, 2011 at 01:32PM EDT
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I heard something on the radio….then I turned it off…..

Jun 29, 2011 at 01:56PM EDT
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I heard on the radio that the world was going to end on May 21st, 2011.

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Jun 29, 2011 at 01:57PM EDT
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I heard on the radio that someone could have had it all, rolling in the deep.

Jun 29, 2011 at 01:58PM EDT
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I heard on the radio that everyone opened the door, got on the floor, and walked the dinosaur.

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Jun 29, 2011 at 02:30PM EDT
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I heard on the radio that Dane was involved in a national scandal involving 500,000 dollars and The Grimace.

Jun 29, 2011 at 02:32PM EDT
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